"The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography is proud to present its first-ever premier publishing event, exquisitely done high-priced handmade books created specifically for professional collectors and hardcore fans. In this case, it's a compendium of two smaller ebook story collections by Ben Tanzer, Repetition Patterns from 2008 and So Different Now from 2011, entitled The New York Stories since all the pieces are set in the same small upstate New York town, similar to the one where Tanzer actually grew up. The book features a full Colophon, signature/provenance page, and 30 illustrations by Chicago artist Laura Szumowski (six in full color and inserted via special vellum sheets), the whole thing held together with faux-suede covers and external Coptic stitching. All orders ship the next weekday via USPS Priority Mail; delivery is typically three to four days for US customers, seven to ten international, and Americans also receive an online tracking number. A must-have for serious book collectors and diehard Tanzer and Szumowski fans, The New York Stories is very likely to go up in value as the years progress, so make sure to order your own copy right away."
New York Stories can be ordered HERE. Also, as part of the tour, the price has been slashed from $75 to $50. Lastly, you are an attractive and wonderful human being.